For the past two weeks, I've been fighting the urge to call in sick or use a personal day, and today I succumbed to the urge, and used a personal day. I cancelled my two classes, dropped the kids at daycare, and had the afternoon to myself. I really wanted/needed to do a few errands and chores that I keep meaning to get to, but never seem to have the time for, so it was nice to get those accomplished.
But, with the afternoon off, and still such lovely weather, I also couldn't help but take advantage of my skip day to get outside and get a run in -- all. by. myself. in the fresh outdoors! It was glorious. But, hotter than I originally thought. It was fine in the shade, but my 3 mile loop's final mile was under direct sun, and my energy withered, but I pressed through and even though I was hot when I was finished, I was happy to have the afternoon off to run.
Now, I only have about 30 minutes before Jerry and the kids get home, so I must make use of my time wisely. Which means I think I'll lay on the couch and read my book. Ahhh, taking the personal day was totally worth it!